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Near Gardiner in Park County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Wildlife Migrations

 
 
Wildlife Migrations Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rich Pfingsten, March 23, 2009
1. Wildlife Migrations Marker
Inscription.  In summer, pronghorn might be the only large mammals you see in this valley. In winter the wildlife picture changes dramatically. Herds of elk and bison, mule deer, and bighorn sheep descend from the snowy high country to look for food. Gardner River Valley lies at the lowest elevation in the park. Here, even in midwinter, grasses are often sill visible above the snow.

Background photo caption - Wildlife sightings are not random but are related to season and habitat.

Inset photo caption - Pronghorn remain here past June. The summer vegetation provides perfect camouflage for females raising young.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsNatural FeaturesNatural Resources.
 
Location. 45° 1.069′ N, 110° 41.621′ W. Marker is near Gardiner, Montana, in Park County. Marker is on North Entrance Road 1.1 miles from West Park Street, on the left when traveling south. Located within wide pull-off area. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gardiner MT 59030, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8
Wildlife Migrations Marker with Gardner River Valley in the background image. Click for full size.
By Rich Pfingsten, March 23, 2009
2. Wildlife Migrations Marker with Gardner River Valley in the background
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other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wildlife of the Northern Range (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Yellowstone's Northern Range (approx. ¼ mile away); A Wildlife Paradise (approx. ¼ mile away); Roosevelt Arch (approx. 1.1 miles away); Boiling River Trail (approx. 1.8 miles away); Mt. Everts Mudslides (approx. 2.7 miles away in Wyoming); Mail Carrier’s Cabin (approx. 2.8 miles away in Wyoming); Road Builders (approx. 2.8 miles away in Wyoming). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gardiner.
 
Gardner River running beside North Entrance Road image. Click for full size.
By Rich Pfingsten, March 23, 2009
3. Gardner River running beside North Entrance Road
Elk herd migrating on trails within the Gardner River Valley image. Click for full size.
By Rich Pfingsten, March 23, 2009
4. Elk herd migrating on trails within the Gardner River Valley
45th Parallel of Latitude Halfway Between Equator and North Pole image. Click for full size.
By Rich Pfingsten, March 23, 2009
5. 45th Parallel of Latitude Halfway Between Equator and North Pole
This sign is located approx. 1.1 miles south of the Wildlife Migrations marker along a pull-off on the right side of the road heading south. Marker location is N45° 00.197' (not exactly the 45th), W 110° 41.542'.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 27, 2011, by Rich Pfingsten of Forest Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 583 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 27, 2011, by Rich Pfingsten of Forest Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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